19.12.2008 - 21.12.2008 6 °C
Not clear in these entries is a very important factor to the trip and in fact a very long and well kept secret. After a short while in Melbourne Kyla and I agreed that we had factored an unnecessary amount of time into our trip for Australia. We weighed up various options and chose to return home early, just before Christmas in fact to surprise our families. Shortening the trip from 12 months to about 11, we immediately set about changing our flight dates and re-aligned our plans. This was unknown to anyone back home apart from two trustworthy gentlemen on the inside, Iain and Brian. Over the coming months these two pillars of silence let nothing slip and even managed to deceive (and I use that word in the nicest possible manor) my two sisters to come and pick Kyla and I up from the airport.
The thought of returning home even feels like a part of this adventure, not an end but just another stage. Its hard to comprehend all of the things I’ve seen and done in the past 11 months and their influences on me will perhaps only be fully understood and appreciated in time.